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CORNELL 

UNIVERSITY 

LIBRARY 




FINE ARTS LIBRARY 



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The MEMORIAL 
ART GALLERY 

ROCHESTER, NEWYORK 
CATALOGUE 

OF AN 

EXHIBITION OF 

OIL PAINTINGS 

BY 

GEORGE BELLOWS, N. A. 

AND 

MURAL PAINTINGS AND 

DRAWINGS 

BY 

VIOLET OAKLEY 



DECEMBER 
Ninet«en Hundred Ntnete*n 



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THE MEMORIAL ART GALLERY IS 
OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 10:00 A. M. 
TO 5:00 P. M., EXCEPTING ON SUNDAYS 
AND MONDAYS, WHEN IT IS O^EN 
FROM 1:S0 TO 6:00 P. M. 

FREE DAYS: WEDNESDAYS, SATUR- 
DAYS, AND SUNDAYS. OTHER DAYS 
ADMISSION IS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS. 



MANY OF THESE PAINTINGS ARE FOR 
SALE: FOR PRICF-S APPLY ATTHE 
DESK OR AT THE OFFICE OF THE 
GALLERY. 



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GEORGE BELLOWS, N. A. 

George Bellows was borh at Columbus, Ohio, August 
12, 1882. He studied under Maratta in Chicago and 
under Robert Henri in New York. He has received awards 
as follows: Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of Design, 
1908; Sesnan Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine 
Arts, 1913; First Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of 
Design, 1913; Honorable Mention, Carnegie Institute, 
Pittsburgh, 1913; Third- Prize, Carnegie Institute, Pitts- 
burgh, 1914; Maynard Prize, National Academy of Design, 
1914; Gold Medal, Panama-Pacific International Exposi- 
tion, 1915; Harris Bronze Medal and Prize, Art Institute 
of Chicago, 1916; Isador Medal, National Academy, of 
Design, 1917; Temple Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of 
the Fine Arts, 1917; Landscape Prize, Newport Art Asso- 
ciation, 1918. He is represented in the collections of the 
following museums and institutions: Metropolitan Mu- 
seum, New York City; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine 
Arts, Philadelphia; Telfair Academj^ Savannah; Columbus 
Art Association, Columbus; Toledo Museum of Art, 
Toledo; National Arts Club, New York City; Ohio State 
University; Art Institute of Chicago; Rhode Island School 
of Design, Providence; Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, 
and Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh. Mr. Bellows is a 
member of the National Academy of Design; American 
Painters and Sculptors; National Arts Club; National 
Association of Portrait Painters; Painter-Gravers of Amer- 
ica; MacDowell Club; Society of Independent Artists, and 
National Institute of Arts and Letters. 



1. 


Old Lady With Blue Book, 


2. 


Crehaven. 


3. 


Suzan. 


4. 


Cross-eyed Boy. 


5. 


Anne in Black. 


6. 


Pueblo. 


7. 


House of John Tom. 
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8. Harbor at Monhegan. 

9. Padre. 

10. The Studio. 

11. Anne With a Japanese Parasol;'' 

12. Sanctuario. 

13. Grammy Ames' Place. 

14. Moonlight Ride. 

15. Mattinicus. 

16. Lillian. 

17. Dawn of Peace. 

(Lent by Duveen Brothers, New York, N. Y., for the 
American Red Cross.) 

18. Hail to Peace. 

(Lent by Duveen Brothers, New York, N. Y., for the 
American Red Cross.) 

19. Murder of Edith Cavell. 

20. Return of the Useless. 

21. Massacre at Dinant. 

22. Girl with Fruit. 



VIOLET OAKLEY 

Born New York. Pupil of Art Students' League, New- 
York; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Aman- 
Jean., Collin and Lazar, Paris; Howard Pyle, Philadelphia. 
Member: Philadelphia Water Color Club; Fellowship, 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; New York Water 
Color Club; Plastic Club of Philadelphia; Society of Il- 
lustrators, New York (associate), 1904; National Society of 
Mural Painters; American Institute of Architects (honor- 
ary) ; Art Alliance of Philadelphia; Associate, National 
Academy of Design, 1918; Litt. D., Delaware College, 1918. 
Awards: Gold medal for illustration and silver medal for 
mural decoration, St. Louis Exposition,, 1904; gold medal of 
honor, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1905; gold 
medal of honor, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 
San Francisco, 1915; medal of honor for painting, New 
York Architectural League, 1916. 

23. The Constitutional Convention and the Creation of 
' the true Union, — Philadelphia, May, 1787. 

[Copley Print, Original painting, 10'xl7'.] 

"Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest 
can repair. The event is in the hand of God." 

24. Study for No. 23— 

25. Study for No. 23 — ^George Washington presiding. 

Lent by John F. Braun, Esq. 

26. Study for No. 23— Figure of Madison. 

27. Study for No. 23 — Figure of Madison. 

28. Study for No. 23 — Hand of Washington. 

29. Study for No. 23 — Hamilton and Dickenson. 

30. Dedication of the Living to the Preservation of 

Unity. — Gettysburg, November, 1863. 

[Copley Print, Original painting, 10'xl7'.] 
"It is for us the living rather to be dedicated to the 
unfinished work." 

31. Study for No. 30— 

32. Study for No. 30 — Figure of Lincoln. 



33. Study for No. 30— Figure of Lincoln. 

34. Study for No. 30 — Soldier's widow with her sons. 

35. Study for No. 30 — Soldier's widow with her sons. 

36. Study for No. 30 — Soldier's widow. 

37. Study for No. 30 — Wounded soldier. 

38. Study for No. 30 — Soldier v/ith the flag. 

39. Study for No. 30 — Group of figures in the crowd. 

40. Study for No- 30 — Group of officials on the platform. 

41. The Armies of the Earth. 

[Copley Print] 
"The Kingdom of Unity suffereth Violence and the 
Violent would take it by storm." * * * "They shall 
look upon ME, whom they have pierced." * * » "As 
a Dream of a night Vision so shall the multitude of all 
the Nations be that fight." 

42. Study for No. 41— Charcoal. 

43. Study for No. 41— Pencil. 

44. Study for No. 41 — Tempera on plaster. 

45. Study for No. 41 — Figure of the Leader yielding his 

sword to Unity. 

46. Study for No. 41— Soldiers. 

47. Study for No. 41— Soldiers. 

48. Study for No. 41— Soldiers. 

49. The Slaves of the Earth. 

[Copley Print] 
"They did set over them taskmakers to afflict them with 
burdens — but the more they afflicted them the more they 
multiplied and grew. I have seen the affliction of MY 
people and have heard their cry and I will redeem them 
with a stretched out Arm and with Great Judgments." 

50. Study for No. 49— Charcoal. 

5 1. Study for No. 49— Pencil. 

52. Study for No. 49 — The slave drivers, Greed and Fear. 

53. Study for No. 49 — The slave driver. Greed. 

54. Study for No. 49— Slaves driven by 'Tear." 

55. Supreme Manifestation of Enlightenment in Inter- 

national Unity. Prophecy of William Penn. 

[Copley Print, original painting, 9'x45'] 
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"He carried me away to a great and high Mountain, and 
shewed me that GREAT CITY * * » And He 
shewed me a pure River of Water of Life clear as crystal 
proceeding out of the Throne. » • * And the Kings 
of the Earth do bring their Glory and Honour into 
it. * * * In the midst of the street of it and on 
either side of the River was there the Tree of 
Life. * * * And the leaves of the Tree were for 
the HEALING of the NATIONS." 

56. Study for No. 55 — Figure of Unity, charcoal. 

57. Study for No. 55 — Figure of Unity, tempera on 

plaster. 

58. Study for No. 55— Figure of Unity, tempera. 

59. Study for No. 55 — Figure of Unity, water color. 

60. Study for No. 55 — 'Composition for center of panel. 

61. Study for No. 55 — ^Composition for right side of 

panel. 

62. Study for No. 55 — ^Composition for left side of panel. 

63. Study for No. 55 — Slave woman and infant baptized 

in the Water of Life. 

64. Study for No. 55 — Poet-prophet giving the fruit from 

the Tree of Life to the child of 
a slave. 

65. Study for No. 55 — ^Wisdom holding the Open Book. 

66. Study for No. 55 — Figure liberating the captives. 

67. Study for No. 55 — Head and hands of freed slave. 

68. Study for No. 55 — Hands of freed slave. 

69. Study for No. 55— -Figure of slave. 

70. Srtidy for No. 55 — Slave and child. 

71. Study for No. 55— Three Kings. 

72. Study for No. 55 — Figure of Surgeon. 

73. Study for No. 55— Slaves. 

74. Study for No. 55 — Group of scholars. 

75. Study for No. 55— Scholar. 

76. Study for No. 55 — Head of scholar. 



77. Study for No. 55 — "They shall beat their swords into 

ploughshares." 

78. Study for No. 55 — "They shall heat their swords into 

ploughshares." 

79. Study for No. 55 — Soldiers offering up their con- 

secrated weapons. 



80. THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, 

PHILADELPHIA, 1787. 

Study for decoration, 15'x41', in the Cuyahoga County 
Court House, Cleveland, Ohio. 

81. Study for No. 80 — ^George Washington. 

82. Study for No. 80 — Benjamin Franklin. 

83. Study for No. 80 — James Madison. 

84. Study for No. 80 — ^Alexander Hamilton. 

85. Study for No. 80 — Gouverneur Morris. 

86. Study for No. 80— William Patterson. 

87. Study for No. 80— Edmund Randolph. 

88. Study for No. 80— William Few. 

89. Study for No. 80— William Jackson. 



90. Illustrations for "The Story of Vashti." 

91. Illustrations for "The Story of Vashti." 

92. Illustrations for "The Story of Vashti." 

Lent by John F. Braun, Esq. 

93. Illumination from the Apocalypse. 

94. Illumination from the Apocalypse. 



95. CARTOON FOR STAINED GLASS WIN- 
DOW IN THE RESIDENCE OF ROBERT 
Y. COLLIER, Esq., OF NEW YORK— 
THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE 
ALIGHIERI. 

Left wing— INFERNO. 

Residing down. 

Medallion 1 — Dante lost in a deep wood. 
Medallion 2- — He meets the Three Beasts. 
Medallion 3 — 'Virgil [Earthly Wisdom] leads 

him 'through the Rain of Fire. 

Seventh Circle of Hell. 
Medallion A — Lucifer at the center of the Earth. 

Right wing— PURGATORIO. 
Reading up. 

Medallion 1 — ^An eagle bears Dante to the en- 
trance of the Mount of Purifica- 
tion. 

Medallion 2 — Virgil leads him through the Wall 
of Fire. Seventh Circle of the 
Mount. 

Medallion 3 — The Earthly Paradise upon the 
Summit. 

Medallion 4- — Beatrice [Heavenly Wisdom] de- 
scends upon the empty chariot of 
the Church. 

Central panel— PARADISO. 
Reading up. 

Medallion 1 — Beatrice lifts Dante to the first 
moving Heaven of the Moon. 

Medallion 2 — The Stairway of Contemplation. 
The Seventh Heaven. 

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Medallion 3 — Beatrice shows him the Final 
Heaven reflected in the Sea of 
Light. The Ninth Heaven. 

Medallion 4— The Great White Rose. The Tenth 
Heaven of Divine Science. 

96. Study for lunette— The Child and Tradition. 

97. Study for lunette— The Child and Tradition. 

98. Study for lunette— The Child and Tradition. 

99. Study for lunette— Youth and the Arts. 

Lent by Charlton Yarnall, Esq. 

100. Study for lunette — Youth and the Arts. 

101, Study for lunette— Youth and the Arts. 
!02. Study for lunette — ^The Man and Science. 

103. Study for lunette— The Man and Science. 

104. Study for lunette — ^The Man and Science. 



105. Portrait drawing of Madame Amelita Galli-Curci. 

Lent by Mme. Galli-Curci. 

106. Portrait drawing of Mrs. Samuel Spa-ckman. 

Color reproductions of the originals 

107. Panel 1. (a) William Tyndale printing his trans- 

lation of the Bible into English at 
Cologne, 
('b) Smuggling the first volumes of the 
New Testament into England. 

108. Panel 2. (a) The Burning of the Books at 

Oxford, 
(b) The Execution of William Tyndale, 

109. Panel 3. (a) The Answer to Tyndale's Prayer 

(b) Anne Askew condemned to death 
refusing to recant. 

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110. Panel 4. Culmination of all Intolerance and Per- 

secution in Civil War. 
Panel 5. George Fox on his Mount of Vision. 

111. Panel 6. William Penn, Student at Oxford. 

112. Panel 7. Penn meets the Quaker thought in the 

field at Oxford. 
Panel 8. Admiral Penn turning his son from 
home. 

113. Panel 9. (a) Penn's arrest while preaching. 

114. Panel 9. (b) Penn examined by the Lieutenant of 

the Tower of London. 
Panel 9. (c) Penn writing in prison. 

115. Panel 10. Penn seeks to free other Friends im- 

prisoned. 

116. Panel 11. Penn's Vision. 

Panel 12. Charter of Pennsylvania signed by 
Charles IL 

117. Panel 13. Penn's first sight of Pennsylvania. 

118. Color study for Panel 12. 

119. 'Color study for Panel 6. 

120. Color study for Panel 5. 

121. Color study for Panel 13. 

122. Color study for Panel 2. 

123. Color study for Panel 3. 

124. Color study for Panel 4. 

125. Color study for Panel 8. 

126. Color study for Panel 9. 

127. Color study for Panel 10. 

128. Color study for Panel 7. 

129. Color study for Panel 11. 

130. Charcoal study for Panel 9 (a). 

131. Charcoal study for Panel 9 (b). 

132. Charcoal study for Panel 9 (c). 

133. Charcoal study for Panel 8. 

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1 34. Charcoal study for Panel 7. 

35. Charcoal study for Panel 11. 

36. Charcoal study for Panel 4. 
137. Charcoal study for Panel 3. 
|38-150. Copley Prints of the above series. 

151. Key to the above series. 

152. Key to the Senate Chamber series. 

153. Key to the Cleveland Decoration. 



154. Italy, the Guardian of Beauty. 

[Poster for Italian War Relief] 



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■ GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 

THE object of the Memorial Art Gallery is to further ;he" 
interests of fine art in the city of Rochester by maintaining 
exhibitions of pictures and statuary, an art library, and a 
collection of photographs and prints, which shall be a means both 
of pleasure and of education for all the citizens of Rochester. 

In order that a large number of lovers of art may share in 
making the Gallery useful and enjoyable for all the citizens, 
provision has been made in the By-Laws for membership in vari-. 
ous classes. 

CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP 

1. Supporters. Persons who shall contribute two hundred and 
fifty dollars a year toward the maintenance of the Art Gallery. 

2. Sustaining Members. Persons who shall contribute one 
hundred dollars a year, or more, but less than two hundred and 
fifty dollars. 

3. Contributing Members. Persons who shall contribute 
twenty-five dollars a year, or more, but less than one hundred 
dollars. > 

4. Annual Members. Persons wlio shall contribute ten dol- 
lars a year, or more, but less than twenty-five dollars. 

5. Associate Members. Any artist, schpol teacher, or art 
craftsman actively practicing his profession, may become an As- 
sociate Member of the Art Gallery upon payment of five dollars 
a year. 

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all times that it is open to the public, and to all lectures, recep- 
tions and private views that may be conducted by the Directors. 
They are entitled also to the privilege of drawing books from 
the library of the Art Gallery. 

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Each Contributing Member shall have the privilege of free 
admissions Jor himself and one other member of his family. 

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will be made for admission to organizations visiting the Gallery 
in a body. Appointments for such visits should be made in 
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